December 31, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that random testing for controlled substances would remain at a rate of 50% in 2015.
December 12, 2014
A Tennessee woman has been sentenced in federal court in to four years probation and eight months home detention following her conviction of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug and alcohol test results of drivers.
November 19, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates it will post the final electronic logging mandate next September.
June 9, 2014
Two new training programs from J.J. Keller help fleets keep impaired drivers off the road while meeting Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations.
May 13, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration early this month suspended a company and its owner from providing drug testing screening services.
May 12, 2014
There’s a big loophole in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse, according to transportation and enforcement interests.
April 21, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period on its proposal to establish a national clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results.
April 16, 2014
A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Penn. early this month indicted one person in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug test results of drivers.
February 20, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration aims to plug some holes in the regulatory net with its proposed clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results. The clearinghouse, which has been on the safety wish list for 15 years, is designed to prevent commercial drivers from hiding drug or alcohol violations and ensure that carriers are meeting their responsibility to test for substance abuse.
February 12, 2014
UPDATED -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a proposed rule to establish a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for all national commercial driver’s license holders.
January 28, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now one step away from publishing a proposal to create a national database containing driver drug and alcohol test results.
January 6, 2014
Trucking’s overriding challenge on Capitol Hill this year is passage of a new highway program. The current program expires at the end of October. It launched a number of substantive reforms and policy initiatives but was funded for just two years with money taken from here and there in the federal budget.
January 2, 2014
Trucking will go into 2014 with two major safety proposals pending: electronic logs and a searchable database containing the results of driver drug and alcohol tests.
November 5, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Cherryville, N.C.-based trucking company, to immediately cease operations, declaring it to be an imminent hazard to public safety.
October 31, 2013
Legislation has been introduced on Capitol Hill allowing trucking companies the option of using hair testing for illegal drugs as an approved method of screening drivers.
October 28, 2013
The American Trucking Associations is calling on U.S. media outlets to “stop their inaccurate and sensationalized reporting” on a review of 36 studies claiming that a number of commercial truck drivers use drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel.
August 26, 2013
A federal grand jury returned a 25-count indictment, charging a California woman for falsifying commercial driver drug test results.
July 23, 2013
Five years of dual testing data from the trucking industry, which included over 200,000 DOT driver candidates from more than 25 different motor carriers, demonstrates that urine testing by itself is no longer effective for pre-employment screening.
The U.S. Transportation Department has released its semi-annual regulatory agenda summarizing of all current and projected rulemakings. On the near-term agenda are a drug and alcohol testing database, no-defect DVIRs and electronic driver logs.
June 25, 2013
More than 3,200 prospective drivers for J.B Hunt have been kept from getting behind the wheel due to drug screening efforts
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